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UFC 269: Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira vs. Dustin Poirier confirmed

Lightweight champion Charles Oliveira’s first test will be against former interim champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 269.

Oliveira confirmed the bout today in a social media post.

Oliveira (31-8-0), 31, won the vacated belt earlier this year at UFC 62 in May, defeating Michael Chandler. As the champion, he is riding a nine fight win streak.

Meanwhile Poirier, 32, (28-6-0) recently settled the rubber match with Conor McGregor, taking a TKO victory at UFC 264 in July. As a former interim champion, “The Diamond” has won seven of his last eight fights and gets another chance to claim the undisputed belt at the T-Mobile arena.

UFC 269 is scheduled for Dec. 11 at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas. Current bouts include:

(C) CHARLES OLIVERA (31-8-0) VS. #1 DUSTIN POIRIER (26-8-0)

(C) AMANDA NUNES (21-4-0) VS. #14 JULIANNA PENA (10-4-0)

(C) BRANDON MORENO (19-5-2) VS. #1 DEIVESON FIGUEIREDO (20-2-1)

#9 PEDRO MUNHOZ (19-6-0) VS. #10 DOMINICK CRUZ (23-3-0)

#6 KAI KARA FRANCE (22-9-0) VS. #7 CODY GARBRANDT (12-4-0)

SEAN O’MALLEY (14-1-0) VS. RAULIAN PAIVA (21-3-0)

ALEX PEREZ (24-6-0) VS. MATT SCHNELL (15-6-0)

RYAN HALL (8-2-0) VS. DARRICK MINER (26-12-0)

DRICUS DU PLESIS (16-2-0) VS. ANDRE MUNIZ (21-4-0)

MAYCEE BARBER (9-2-0) VS. MONTANA DE LA ROSA (12-6-1)

GILLIAN ROBERTSON (9-6-0) VS. PRISCILA CACHOEIRA (10-3-0)

RANDY COSTA (6-2-0) VS TONY KELLEY (7-2-0)

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